Valley Springs FOTL wanted to do something special for the youth of their community so they decided to award two $1,000 scholarships to two deserving students in the Valley Springs area.  The scholarships are in honor of Hugo Scotto, a long time member of the Valley Springs FOTL Board and our chief cook for many, many Melodrama dinners. The first recipients of these scholarship awards were Colton Anderson and Hannah May, in 2017.   


The Hugo Scotto Memorial Scholarship was established in 2017 as an annual award.  The eligibility requirements are:  Residing in the 95252, 95254 or 95225 zip code areas, 3.0 min. grade point average and Teacher/Educator or Culinary Arts major.   The applicants are also asked to list any extra curricular activities and write an essay on "What prompted you to choose a career in Education or Culinary Arts and what are your future goals." 

Friends of the Calaveras County Library offers scholarship awards to graduating seniors at Bret Harte and Calaveras High Schools. The first recipient was Hope Cooper, in 2016. 

Murphys Volunteer Library began offering scholarships to local high school graduates in 2011, in honor of a devoted patron, Loretta Fox. The first recipient was Alex Durante.​​ Learn more about Loretta Fox Memorial Scholarship and recipients at the branch website.

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Friends of the Calaveras County Library

Angels Camp FOTL awarded their first scholarship in 2017, to Hannah Ellsworth of Bret Harte HS.​ In addition to the standard Bret Harte Union High School District procedures, this award requires a 2.5+ GPA, short essay on "Why I Love My Local Library," and a valid Calaveras Library Card. Recipients must also live in the 95222 or 95221 zip code.

Loretta Fox Memorial Garden at Murphys Library

Hope Cooper, 2016

Hannah Ellsworth, 2017